Blog Posts - Masculinity



5 Harmful Myths About Masculinity

Most times health tips have to do with physicalities, our bodies but less on our minds. It’s about time we tackle the idea of what it is to be a The post 5 Harmful Myths About Masculinity appeared first on How Africa. Read More...
by Jobs & Vacancies in Kenya on Feb 29, 2016

Women As Alpha Males?

“I just step on whatever gets in my way.” “I’m tough, ambitious and I know exactly what I want, if that makes me a bitch, okay!” “I’m in control! I’m a strong, independent woman who doesn’t need...
by Much Ado About Something on May 20, 2015

10 Rad Poetry Slam Videos You Must Watch

It’s National Poetry Month! Celebrate with these amazing poetry slam performances. “Black College” (Poets Unknown) On racial conformity and college: “Fantastic Breasts and Where To Find Them” by Brenna Twohy On erotic f...
by Book Riot on Apr 13, 2015

THANK YOU FOR NOT MOSHING

TOQUE and ALIEN PATCH TEE brandy melville / DENIM JACKET and RIPPED MOM JEANS topshop / SNEAKERS converse / FLANNEL thriftedI checked out Mudhoney, opened by Tough Age and B-Lines (two of my faves), this Saturday at the Rickshaw Theatre, a place that...
by s o y c o n f e s s i o n s on Nov 25, 2014

What do 10 Horny Men do at a Stag Party?

What to do baba in a party? Stag Parties:  A Lexicon A bachelor party or a stag party is a party held for a man shortly before he enters marriage, to celebrate his “last night of freedom”. In some cases … Continue reading →...

Is Chivalry Demeaning to Women?

It is the season of homecoming in the local high schools. In a recent discussion with some students, the idea of the boy paying for the girl’s dinner came up briefly. One of the ladies in the group responded that girl’s don’t need a...
by Choose to Trust on Sep 29, 2014

Blog 2.0?

All posts from my original blog poetry, dreams, and the body (an archive of about 350 posts created over the last six years) have been lost due to a software error in the blogging platform. All attempts to recover from … Continue reading →...
by poetry, dreams, and the body on Sep 21, 2014

I now see why Rahm Emanuel and Barack Obama are such close friends! (Photos)

Much like Obamacare's Pajama Boy, Rahm Emanuel and Barack Obama  seem to share a love of the, shall we say, metrosexual side of life!Obamacare's Pajama BoyA rigorous gym workout for the President?A vigorous bicycle ride for Barack Obama!Rahm Ema...
by The Political Commentator on Sep 2, 2014

Taming wild horses

“If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.” - The Gospel of Thomas, v.70, … Continue reading →...
by poetry, dreams, and the body on Aug 17, 2014

looking for the perfect curve

my eyes go where they want to go and they're always looking for the perfect curve. my mind knows what it wants to know and it wants knowledge of the perfect curve. what is it about the female form more … Continue reading →...
by poetry, dreams, and the body on Aug 4, 2014

Loving myself through failure

“You have to fail over and over in order to become a man.” ~ James Taylor, Time magazine, 1997 If James Taylor is right, then surely I must be a man by now. My failures are legion: love, work, family, … Continue reading →...
by poetry, dreams, and the body on Aug 3, 2014

Men and masculinity series: Volume one

Given that I’ve been blogging for a number of years now, and given that my circumstances haven’t permitted me to write anything new for the last several months, I thought this would be a good time to collect some of … Continue readi...
by poetry, dreams, and the body on Jul 12, 2014

"Be a Man:" Do Your Boys Wear a Mask?

Whether it be , "Be a Man" or "Man up" or "Don't be a girl?"  Just don't say it! Period.
by United States of Motherhood on Mar 7, 2014

What is healthy masculinity?

Over the last few years, I’ve seen more attempts than I can remember to define what constitutes appropriate and proper (often characterized as “healthy”) manhood and masculinity. Some of these efforts are clear, grounded, and helpfu...
by poetry, dreams, and the body on Mar 2, 2014

Goodbye, masculinity?

I was browsing tweets with the #masculinity hashtag on Twitter this morning and came across the item shown above posted by @Jfallout1212. I responded as follows: “There is a masculine mode of feeling equally as deep as feminine. Men needn’...
by poetry, dreams, and the body on Jan 26, 2014

Weekend Reading Roundup v. 236

This weekend in the reading roundup: 'Australia's Ashes Win: A Blast From the Past' by Ahmer Naqvi at thecordon 'Picturing Mark Duggan' by Lisa Wade at sociologicalimages 'The Ethics of Casual Teaching Contracts: How We Are All Implicated in Selling...
by Chasing Dragons on Jan 19, 2014

Men and grief

Male Grief: Invisible, Misunderstood, Unwanted Grief is an inevitable part of every human life, regardless of gender. It is also one of the great isolating forces in the lives of men. Male grief is all too often invisible, misunderstood, and …...
by poetry, dreams, and the body on Sep 29, 2013

Cigars For Women

Cigars For WomenCigars for Women With a glass of cognac in one hand and a stogie in the other, the picture is one of chilled relaxation, a perfect way to unwind after a long day in the office. But wait….what's this? A … Continue readi...
by The Things Women Want on Jul 28, 2013

Love-Cuts: The Misogynist’s Guide to Circumcision

By Thorne Godinho As fate would have it: I was lying in a hospital bed when, for the first time, I saw one of the Department of Health-sponsored ‘Brothers for Life’ medical male circumcision (MMC) campaign adverts. It could have … Continue...
by The ChirpRoom on Mar 24, 2013

Love-Cuts: The Misogynist’s Guide to Circumcision

By Thorne Godinho As fate would have it: I was lying in a hospital bed when, for the first time, I saw one of the Department of Health-sponsored ‘Brothers for Life’ medical male circumcision (MMC) campaign adverts. It could have … Continue...
by The ChirpRoom on Mar 24, 2013


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